The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 approved a bill extending the retirement age for teachers in the country from 60 years to 65 years.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu at the end of the council’s meeting.
According to reports, FEC, during the first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari approved Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, which is to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.
The bill seeks to give legal backing to new measures by the Buhari’s administration to enhance the teaching profession in the country.
If approved by the lawmakers, the retirement age of teachers will move from 60 years to 65 while the years of service will also move from 35 to 40.
Some highlights of the bill include the introduction of bursary award, special rural posting allowances and other measures to attract the best brains to the profession.